Biography

Professor Thomas Otte teaches Diplomatic, International and Military History.

He is the author or editor of some fifteen books, including, most recently, the award-winning July Crisis: How the World Descended into War, Summer 1914 (CUP, 2014); he has also has published numerous essays in edited collections and articles in leading journals, including the English Historical Review, Historical Journal, and History.

Prof. Otte has been an adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He is a trustee of the Foreign Office Historical Collection, and is a member of the national executive committee of the British International History Group (BIHG) (www.bihg.ac.uk).

 

All Publications

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Otte, T.

(2016)

Postponing the Evil Day: Sir Edward Grey and British Foreign Policy

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Otte, T.

(2016)

‘“Intimately dependent on foreign policy”: Joseph Chamberlain and Foreign Policy’

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Otte, T.

(2015)

War, Revolution, and the Uncertain Primacy of Domestic Politics

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Geppert, D. (ed.), Mulligan, W. (ed.), Rose, A. (ed.), Otte, T.

(2015)

Entente Diplomacy v. Détente, 1911-1914

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Black, J. (ed.), Otte, T.

(2015)

We are part of the community of Europe”: The Tories, Empire and Foreign Policy, 1874-1914

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Otte, T.

(2015)

‘Lord Salisbury and the Art of Leadership’

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Otte, T.

(2015)

The long shadow of the war: Sir Edward Grey and Liberal Foreign Policy before 1914

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Otte, T.

(2014)

July Crisis: The World's Descent into War, Summer 1914

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Otte, T.

(2014)

"Not getting his meals in the kitchen": Lord Acton's Quest for Public Office, 1892-1894

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Otte, T.

(2014)

The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making

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Otte, T. (ed.)

(2014)

An Historian in Peace and War: The Diaries of Harold Temperley, 1900-1939

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Otte, T., Cortazzi, S. H. (ed.)

(2014)

Sir Francis Bertie and Japan

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Otte, T.

(2013)

Introduction

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Otte, T.

(2013)

"The Swing of the Pendulum at Home": By-elections and Foreign Policy, 1865-1914

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Otte, T.

(2013)

Détente 1914: Sir William Tyrrell's Secret Mission to Germany

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Otte, T.

(2013)

From "Can-Can Diabolique" to "Sitzkrieg": The International China Expeditionary Force, 1900-1

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Otte, T. (ed.), Readman, P. (ed.)

(2013)

By-elections in Victorian and Edwardian Politics, 1832-1914

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Otte, T.

(2013)

Lord Salisbury and Japan

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Otte, T.

(2013)

"Outcast from History": The Fischer Controversy and British Historiography

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Otte, T.

(2012)

Japan and the "Lesser Races" of East Asia: Late Nineteenth-Century British Diplomats and Constructions of Race

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Key Research Interests

I am primarily interested in the history of Great Power relations from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Trustee of the Foreign Office Historical Collection.
  • Fellow of the International History Institute, Boston University, USA.
  • Member of the national executive committee of the British International History Group (BIHG)